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Got a creative business – or want to start one? Then we’re your people. We are Creative Entrepreneurs. A first-of-its-kind online membership experience and community.

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Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations, hosted by CE Founder Carolyn Dailey, are intimate 1:1 conversations with the most visionary and exciting creative founders and the key players around them essential to their success: investors, mentors, educators, cultural leaders and policymakers – we call them the “empowerers.”

The wild success of creative businesses (vs the starving artist stereotype) and how they bring creative vision to life – is the great untold story. We want to tell it now, to empower and educate others.

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Andy Harries | Founder, Left Bank Pictures, Producer, The Crown

We are thrilled to welcome as our first guest on Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations the highly talented and visionary Andy Harries, Founder of multi-award-winning production company Left Bank Pictures, producer of Netflix mega hit The Crown.

Tune in to listen to Andy share his entrepreneurial journey, from his early days in rebellious Manchester with Lenny Henry, Jonathan Ross and more, his joining up with legendary writer Peter Morgan, the six Oscar nominations for The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, leading to setting up Left Bank. Very British roots which exploded onto the world stage. Andy also shares what it takes to start and grow a creative business and how selling a stake at the right time can help you take it to the next level.

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Our Events

Everything we do is rooted in our community. That’s why we regularly host events to bring you together with fellow creatives and our wider supportive network. Think insightful talks by industry experts; convention-flouting workshops with cultural disruptors; buzzing brainstorms with peers. Clear your calendar – our events diary will give you serious FOMO.

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What happens when you mix a fashion designer with a futurist and a filmmaker? Who knows? And half the fun is finding out. Our ‘Connecting’ events are all about hooking you up with your peers for mutual mentoring, ideas-sparking and boundless creative potential.
You’re going solo — but you’re not alone. Meet successful creative entrepreneurs who are happy to share their stories and light your way with signposts and shortcuts. Note their mistakes to avoid your own, while discovering that ‘failing’ is really ‘learning’. And be inspired by their triumphant journeys.
Here’s where you learn to turn your creative vision into its full business potential, through special tools, techniques and tricks of the trade. These lively, interactive events have a strong hands-on element so you can immediately put your knowledge to practical use – to build and boost your business.

Get even more with Premium Membership

If you want to dial things up a notch or ten, join our inner circle. Here’s what Premium Membership gets you:

  • A rich archive of Masterclass video tutorials with industry leaders
  • Exclusive How-To Guides on crucial business topics
  • Access to our in-conversation video series ‘Founder Files’ to learn directly from household-name creative entrepreneurs about their journey
  • A dedicated Premium Members Only channel in our Private CE Slack Group
  • Discounts and perks to boost your business and wellbeing
  • Have the chance to be featured on our website in our Member Spotlight and gain more exposure for your business
  • ‘Accountability partners’ for peer-to-peer encouragement
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Cultural events to keep on your radar in 2023

Passionate about the world of arts and culture? We’ve highlighted eleven events scheduled in 2023 that focus on fashion, films, dance, art and books. Mark them in your calendars – most of them you can watch or read about online, and others you could attend in person.

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How-To Guide | Opening a shop: some savvy secrets

Do you dream of opening your own shop? Perhaps your vision is vivid, with the colours, signage, merchandise and typical clientele fully formed in your mind’s eye… but you’ve not yet taken the plunge. Here are some savvy secrets that’ll help you bring your ambition to fruition.

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We’re here to help turn your creative talent into a brilliantly successful business. Join our vibrant community. Make life-changing connections. And access all the knowledge, support and inspiration you need, to get your creative business going – and growing.

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